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Breathless, upper back pain, exhausted, irritable, lightheaded. Irregular periods. Low BP. Hypothyroidism?

Hello. I ve been feeling breathless easily lately. I ve upper back pains which results in shortness of breath. I get exhausted easily. I feel irritable and restless. My chest would feel uncomfortable at times. Occasionally, I wake up in the middle of the night feeling really hot. At times, the people around me feels normal, but I feel really hot too. I feel lightheadedness . I have irregular menstrual cycles. It either comes too early or late. Today, my throat feels rather weird and uncomfortable. I ve low blood pressure . Are these symptoms of hypothyroidism?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

You have mentioned your age or gender. However, based on the details provided, the possible causes are :-

* Mental Stress disorder (General Anxiety Disorder).
* Hypothyroidism, which- in addition- also manifests as weight gain, hair fall, dry skin, hoarse/deepening of voice and, irregular periods.
* Peri-menopausal syndrome in middle aged females.

Get the following investigations done :-

# Thyroid hormone profile
# Ultrasound of uterus and ovaries

If both tests are normal, then a course of anti-depressants + anti-anxiety drugs combination will help you tremendously.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable treatment as advised.

If you find my response helpful and informative, do not forget an “excellent” rating to my answer, to encourage all doctors- engaged in social service- to render sound advice to the FREE queries.

Fond regards and have a nice day

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Sun, 17 Nov 2013
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